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Ghirardelli shells out $5m to settle ‘fake’ white chocolate suit

Ghirardelli settles for $5.25m, but says...

Lindt & Sprüngli's US subsidiary Ghirardelli Chocolate has settled a class action lawsuit over allegations its Premium Baking Chips – Classic White misled consumers by claiming to contain white chocolate.

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Orkla ups chocolate game in the Baltics with Laima buy

Norwegian group Orkla has acquired Latvian company NP Foods Group and its Laima chocolate brand.

Patent Watch

Tate & Lyle seeks patent for reduced sugar corn syrup soft gums and caramels

Ingredients supplier Tate & Lyle has filed a patent for a method to produce low sugar content soft gums and caramel using reduced sugar corn syrup.

Carob an unexpected hit in Hong Kong

When Michael Jolley left his carob orchard in South Australia to attend his first Asian food industry show in Hong Kong recently, he was amazed by the response of visitors who had never before seen the ingredient.

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Bubble science: Researchers reveal 'surprising' nan-emulsion effect from FoodNavigator.com

In a finding that has wide industrial applications, researchers from the USA have found that the bursting of bubbles can help to create nano-scale mixtures of non-soluble mixtures.

Salt reduction and social inequality? UK reduction policies 'have not reached those most in need' from FoodNavigator.com

Despite overall drops in salt intake over last 10 years, social inequalities in salt intake have hardly changed in the period, say researchers.

Private label takeover imminent? Picture more complex, says Hartman Group from FoodNavigator-USA.com

Despite market watchers’ predictions that private label will all but take over the world, its share of the packaged food market has remained relatively flat since 2008. 

Blog: So you can’t find the right Asian distributor? from FoodNavigator-Asia.com

One of the more common gripes we hear at FoodNavigator-Asia from international companies looking to sell their products and services in Asia’s vast new market, is the loops they have to jump through to find the right local distributor.

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Certified cocoa a prerequisite for chocolate industry: Cloetta

Fully certified cocoa ‘a prerequisite for doing business in chocolate’, Cloetta tells SMEs

Buying certified cocoa only from third party organizations such as UTZ Certified is now an essential part...

Cocoa mitigates effects of high fat diet: study

Cocoa could mitigate effects of high fat diet, but is it too soon to draw links with chocolate?

Research on mice has added to a growing body of evidence that cocoa improves metabolism, but it...

French traffic light label proposals opposed by confectioners

Confectioners rally against traffic light label proposals in France

Europe’s confectionery association Caobisco has backed French chocolatiers in blocking proposals for traffic light labels on food products...

Barry Callebaut Chile factory opens

Barry Callebaut opens Chilean factory to source Arcor

Barry Callebaut has opened its first plant in Chile to source Latin American confectioners Arcor and other...

Pet-care division head chosen to lead Mars Chocolate
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Pet-care division head chosen to lead Mars Chocolate

Mars has appointed the boss of its Royal Canin unit Jean-Christophe Flatin to lead its global chocolate...

Polish confectionery exports blossom

Polish confectionery exports blossom and should continue without Russia: KPMG

Export value of the Polish confectionery market almost doubled in the last five years and shouldn’t stop...

Cambridge University heat tolerant chocolate project: The details

Cambridge University and mystery industry backer to explore heat tolerant chocolate

Scientists at the University of Cambridge are to research how to keep chocolate from melting in hot,...

Lindt H1 results driven by North America

North America shores up Lindt performance in H1

Lindt & Sprüngli has reported sales and net profit gains in the first half of 2014 driven...

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